There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.
No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.
Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
Immaturity can last a lifetime.
Why is it that the more mistakes people make, the more paranoid they become about other people's mistakes ?
Plan your progress carefully , hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power. Planning for happiness is rarely successful. Happiness just happens.
How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.
He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
When you arrive at your future, will you blame your past ?
Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.
People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to.
There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do.
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The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking, the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.
Robert H. Schuller
Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.
May the Force be with you.
Han Solo, Star Wars (1977)
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character.Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
Anything is possible.
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for ?
We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Positive attitudes come in unlimited quantities. Everybody can have one free !
I don't like the man. I must get to know him better.
It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give pulse for pulse, breath for breath. Speak low, lean low, as long ago, my love, how long ago.
Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying with a positive mental attitude.
W. Clement Stone
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
The atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles.
Rodney L. Parsley
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
But we can not avoid conflict, conflict with society, other individuals and with oneself. Conflicts may be the sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality but they may also lead to greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unities, which flourish in the tensions that engender them.
We'll always have Paris.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Oh, yeah, woody ! I've known that guy my whole life: Two days.
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
When you shoot a mime, should you use blanks ?
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Love is when reality is better than your dreams.
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
Four steps to achievement : plan purposely, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward
Desire, ignorance, and inequality, this is the trinity of bondage.
Whenever your present situation, I assure you that you are not your habits. You can replace old patterns of self-defeating behavior with new patterns, new habits of the effectiveness, happiness, and trust-based relationships.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Religion is being and becoming. Religion is the manifestation of the divinity already in man.
All-righty then !
Ace Ventura, Ace Ventura (1994)
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.
Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experience.
Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.
A simple I love you means more than money.
Love is a symbol of eternity that wipes away all sense of time, removing all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.
Bring out the gimp.
Zed, Pulp Fiction (1994)
I'm the ghost with the most, babe.
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice (1988)
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
The idea of working all your life, saving, and putting money into a retirement account is a very slow plan.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Whatever happens, take responsibility !
If you love someone, set them free.
Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind, to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the accumulation of others.
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
The buck stops here.
The unique ability to take decisive action while maintaining focus on the ultimate mission is what defines a true leader.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Love isn't blind, it just only sees what matters.
A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.
Mark Victor Hansen
Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting ; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.
Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference.
Mark Victor Hansen
The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.
You're so money, and you don't even know it.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
Tough times never last but tough people do.
I think there is something, more important than believing : Action ! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.
W. Clement Stone
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)
You live with your thoughts, so be careful what they are.
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
Tomorrow will be like today. Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live. Our friends and fellow-workers die off from us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn't matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you're going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.
I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
There are few, if any, jobs in which ability alone is sufficient. Needed, also, are loyalty, sincerity, enthusiasm and team play.
William B. Given, Jr.
Flops are a part of life's menu and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.
My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.
Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
You know the difference between you and me ? I make this look good.
Agent J, Men In Black (1997)
I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.
Woody, I know what your problem is. You're just like me. Trash !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.
Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.
Donald A. Laird
To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose's egg.